Two trust fund kids face the threat of independence in John Commare’s short film “The Beautiful People,” screening Thursday at River East Art Center.
The dean of the City Council finds waste in the budget but no time to cut it.
Here’s what the Chicago Tribune’s paying its Chicago Now bloggers.
Free yoga class on Thursday at Lincoln Park REI.
A hot-dog eating contest, Veggie Bingo, an all-you-can-eat clam bake, and more.
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Local author Brian Peterson reads from “Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit, and Sound” this Thursday at Harold Washington Library.
Malian singer Oumou Sangare brings her band to Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion.
An alliance of nonprofit news organizations issues the “Pocantico Declaration” calling for an Investigative News Network
Bravo TV is looking for talented and telegenic artists.
The latest installment of RUI: Reading Under the Influence, the Reader’s 2009 pick for best reading series, focuses on the state’s greatest politician.
What really broke my heart about Miles Raymer’s dispatch from the Michael Jackson vigil in Gary.
Audrey Tautou plays legendary designer Coco Chanel in “Coco Before Chanel.”
Michael, Gary, and how a little house makes a big star feel more real.
The Community Media Workshop receives $6,500 from subscribers to two Chicago weeklies the Wednesday Journal chain stopped publishing.